I received this book from Shelena as an ARC.Thanks,Shelena!
I really ,really enjoyed this book.I read it on the beach,and this made it very special for me.I have to recognize that I didn’t expect to like it THAT much.The blurb attracked me because of the Romanian names and because of the Syndicate.I was very curious to find out what’s the deal with the Syndicate.
Once I started it,I was surprised:better than I thought!First,it’s very easy to read.I read 100 pages in like 2 hours,which is a record for me.It’s very easy to read because Shelena excluded the long ,boaring describes.And the pace is sometime alert,sometimes slow.
In the beginning ,Shelena doesn’t share a lot of things about the Syndicate.The book starts with a discussion between Henri and Vasi .In this discussion,the author didn’t put any information about the Syndicate or about what’s going on and the curiosity kept me reading.Everything it’s brought to light from the dialogues.
There were many dialogues ,which made the book easier to read.Some of the dialogues were funny,some intense and some…well,some were weird.
It was strange and funny to find Romanian names in a book written in English.Why strange?Because,well,you don’t read every day a story with so many Romanian names and so many connection with Romania.And funny because sentences like “Vasile,it’s the time” sound funny,doesn’t it?
Shelena built a smart connection with Romania.It was interesting to read a story which revolves around Romania and I was very pleased when I found out that Vasi is Romanian.
The story and the concept of Hybrids are very cool.Shelena proved a lot of imagination creating this story.But I don’t think that the characters are very well created.Maybe I didn’t pay enough attention,but I can’t remember how does Vasi or others characters look like.Instead we get to know their behaviours by reading .
Another thing that I liked at this book was the love story between Vasi and Riley.The link between them was so strange,but so romantic.And I liked Riley very much.At some poing ,I suspected her for something,but I finally find out the turth.
In the conclusion,”The Syndicate” is a good book.I rated it with 5 stars on Goodreads!
Vasile “Vasi” Petrescu is an eightenn-years-old Romanian boy.His parents were murdered three years ago and now he is alone with his sister.They are part of the Syndicate,and they are living with the other members in the Syndicate.Oh,but you’re asking what the Syndicate is,right?The Syndicate is a secret organization which is formed by the Readers,the Elders,the Guards and other people with skills .They are killing the Hybrids.The Hybrids were humans who were infected by other Hybrids.Now they are something like werewolves and very dangerous for humans.The Syndicate kills them.
Now ,the Syndicate is “approaching some of their most trying times”,as Henri told Vasi.Henri is the leader there and that means that he’s the oldest and most powerful of the Circle and he takes all the decisions in there.
One day,Henri gathers all the members in a meeting.The Readers,who have visions with the Hybrids,write down every Hybrid they saw and then give the papers to Henri.He gives to all the Guards(including Vasi) a few papers.Vasi receives 2 sheets of paper.Rosie,his sisters is Vasi’s Scout and she finds out everything about the 2 Hybrids.One of them is killed easily by Vasi,but the other one is a…female.And it’s not Hybrid.Vasi doesn’t want to kill her because the Syndicate has a rule which is not allowing them to kill females.When the main character asks Henri about what’s going on,Henri tells him that the entire Syndicate is in danger because of this girl.Vasi has to kill her,even if he doesn’t want to.
He tries to kill her.He goes to her house and try it.But he can’t.This girl is so innocent and so beautiful,and so…He just can’t kill her.
Riley is clueless about all these things with the Syndicate and the Hybrids and so on.Vasi tells her everything,and somehow,she belives him.
But the girl is in danger.While Vasi was at her house,more Hybrids try to kill Riley ,but Vasi,like a super hero,saves her.Now ,he tries to figure out why the Hybrids are haunting her and what is so dangerous at this innocent girl.In the meanwhile,without knowing why,Vasi protects her.And soon,they fall in love with each other.
Do you think that Vasi will find out everything?Do you wanna know if Vasi and Riley will be a couple?Then you have to read this book!
For centuries, the Petrescu family has been protecting society from a danger that moves among the population undetected. Eighteen-year-old Vasi Petrescu has never had a problem carrying out his duty, but, when ordered to eliminate an eighteen-year-old girl, he is immediately taken out of his comfort zone.
The Syndicate has never targeted a female before, yet somehow this one has ended up on more than one hit list. Vasi would like to find out why, but there may not be time.
Now, he’ll have to decide whether or not to keep her alive even if it means going against his own family.
The action, mystery, and conspiracy in The Syndicate will take readers on an immersing journey in which decisions are not only life changing, but irreversible.
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An exciting and fascinating new novel,which will hook you from the very first page till the last one.Filled with action,romance and secrets,”The Syndicate” is a book to be recommended! <3